Visitor information

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery

Make the most of a trip to Buxton by visiting the Museum and Art Gallery.


Admission is free but donations are welcome.

The museum and art gallery is normally open:

  • Tuesday to Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm
  • Saturday 9.30am to 5pm
  • Sunday and bank holidays (from Easter to September) 10.30am to 5pm

Christmas and New Year opening

We will be closed on the following days:

  • Sunday 24 December
  • Monday 25 December
  • Tuesday 26 December
  • Sunday 31 December
  • Monday 1 January

2018 opening hours

From Tuesday 2 January 2018, our opening hours will be:

  • Tuesday to Saturday: 10am to 5pm
  • Easter to the end of September: we'll also be opening on Sundays and bank holidays between 12pm and 4pm


Museum staff may be able to help you identify archaeological, geological, art and local history objects. Valuations cannot be given. Charges apply for research enquiries. Please contact us to arrange an appointment.

Facilities and access

The museum has a ramped entrance, automatic doors and accessible toilets. There is a lift between the floors. Some toilets have baby changing facilities.

There are six computers with free internet access for public use.


The museum stocks a growing range of products inspired by our collections including books, fossils, minerals, postcards and souvenirs.

Many exhibiting artists have work for sale too.

All purchases support the work of the museum.

We don't sell or serve refreshments but there are lots of places to eat and drink nearby.

Keeping in touch

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How to find us

There is a limited free short-term (40 minutes) parking on the road directly outside the museum.

Pay and display car parking is available near the museum (High Peak Borough Council - The Slopes and the Market Place).

Buses stop a few minutes away on Terrace Road and the Market Place.

The train station is 10mins walk from the museum.